Repurposing your fabric with Paintstik

Are you looking for a technique easily transform fabric you may already own into washable batiks, dramatic prints, or subtle special effects? Have you launched a project only to discover the fabric you have isn’t “quite right”, so you buy more yardage? The versatility, ease of use, and flexibility of paintstiks can give you the ability to make exactly what you need, when you need it. You will make a series of samples to gain hands on experience, and gets lots of inspiration from there instructor on how to use paintstiks for your projects.

Kit fee: $20.00 Includes: one stencil brush, one stencil, one paintstik, handouts, plus use of additional paintstik colors, texture plates

Supply list:

  • A minimum of eight 12-14” fabric squares (can be cotton, silk, or synthetic).
  • At least six squares need to be dark color
  • Two light–can be solid, hand-dyed or subtle tone-on-tone.
  • Masking or blue painter’s tape ¾ or 1” wide.
  • An apron or smock (or wear old clothes).

3 Hour Workshop: Date and Time TBD
Student Capacity: 24

Laura Murray

Organizer

Laura Murray

Hello! I’m Laura Murray, owner of Laura Murray Designs. My company was launched in 2000, immediately after the end of my 30 career as a Human Resource Manager with Honeywell. It was an easy transition, thanks to my lifelong interest in sewing and needle arts. My husband, Jim, and I live in Minneapolis, MN, and travel extensively to vend and teach at quilt and sewing shows across the country. My first quilt making class in 1989 revealed my true passion with the discovery that I could choose my own colors and designs. Previously, all my projects were kits. Soon, I was creating original work, and developing a keen interest in surface design. This led to a lot of classes in how to dyeing, foil stamp, stencil, screen printing, along with a and a host of other techniques that enhance cloth. It’s a wonderful thing to discover one’s purpose. My purpose is to share my discoveries with other kindred spirits.